The Srijan scam continues to rock Bihar politics and now former chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav has made the accusation that he had information the CBI is yet to start the probe in the matter. He added that he senses some foul play in the matter, ANI said. “I have information that CBI has not started the investigation in the case yet. I sense foul play behind all of this”, he was quoted as saying by the agency.
Lalu’s statement comes a day after his party legislatures created uproar in the state Assembly demanding resignations of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi over the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam.
RJD MLAs, soon after the House met yesterday, raised placards, shouted slogans against the government over the inaction in a case in which crores of rupees of government funds have been allegedly siphoned off to private bank accounts with the help of an NGO.
The party had also disrupted proceedings in the Assembly on Monday, which was the first day of the Monsoon Session. “Both of them should resign as Srijan scam happened in their knowledge and they protected the main accused,” Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav was quoted as saying by IANS. The former deputy chief minister further said that the scam not confined only to Bhagalpur but had spread in several districts.
The scam involves an NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited, which gave vocational training to women. This NGO allegedly shifted funds which were meant for the government’s welfare schemes from the bank accounts of the Bhagalpur district administration.
The chief minister on August 17 had recommended probe in the case. As per Bihar Police chief, about 18 people have been arrested in the case till now, IANS report said.